Daniel Hellyer

Associate Director, Deloitte

  • Area of Specialisation:
    • Accounting,
    • Business valuation,
    • Litigation support,
    • Supermarket industry
  • Faculty/Key Office:
    • Associate Director Deloitte
  • Education:
    • Bcom DipGrad Accounting (Otago),
    • Chartered Accountant (New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants)
Understanding where decision making relies on accounting information is a key part of this course.

Daniel will provide a practical experience angle to the theoretical world of accounting and how accounting information is used in the real world. Bringing an open mind and being prepared to discuss business and accounting will allow you get the most out of his paper.

International teaching and industry experience

As an experienced chartered accountant, Daniel brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the accounting area. He is very experienced in the Supermarket Industry (FMCG) with a range of clients in this sector. He has a particular interest in providing accounting services to clients in this space, and have advised and provided services including accounting and taxation advice, compliance, governance and secretarial services, succession planning, purchase and sale transactions, and general business advice.

He has advised clients on accounting and business matters across various industries and sectors in Japan, Australia, The United States and France. The advice ranged from business and IP valuation, structuring advice, business sales, financial modelling and budgeting for overseas ventures, project management and tender response management.

Reasons Daniel enjoys teaching in the MBA programme

As this is his first year teaching in the Otago MBA, Daniel is coming into this with an open mind about how to teach and pass on real world experience that he has gathered over the last 12 years. He is keen to share the valuable experience he has gained as a practising accountant both in Chartered Accounting and Consulting Firms, and also as part of the finance team of an NZX listed company.

The MBA programme allows the lecturers to engage with very smart and focussed students who all bring different experiences and subject matter expertise together. This allows the teachers to get a new perspective on their own skills and expertise which is refreshing. Daniel feels that it is great to be able to teach a topic that he is passionate about and provide practical experience to a theory based topic to this group of students.

Global Relevance of the Accounting Course

Daniel’s class is about world markets and the principles in his course can be applied worldwide. You cover cultural differences, and look at world economics and its dynamics. You also get to share your own experiences and different approaches you have seen, taught or perhaps presented about international/overseas markets and at the same time learn from other international students.

Apart from taxation and cultural differences, generally accounting principles are global geographically. Also, all businesses, management, consultants or professionals have common points on accounting and business information. Daniel has experience working with overseas clients, as well as New Zealand clients taking their businesses overseas. He can share this perspective with the students as his wide base of knowledge apply to different aspects of the course.